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About Chateau Ausone
Once owned by the Roman poet and vintner, Ausonius, this St. Emilion First Growth is now managed by Alain Vauthier. Along with the limestone hillside where the old vines reside, Vauthier is largely responsible for Ausone's success. He acquired the estate after years of inter-family legal battles and has poured his heart and soul into the property.
88-90 Points | International Wine Cellar , April 2012
(70% merlot, 20% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon): Inky purple. Chocolate and mocha notes complicate cassis and violet. Fresh and tangy in the mouth, with pure black fruit and cocoa flavors that linger nicely on the smooth aftertaste. Once again, Chapelle d'Ausone should prove to be one of the best second wines of all Bordeaux.